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Wednesday Schedule Detail


Session Name: Amateur Radio Workshop 8:30 am to 12:00 pm
Session Description:

This training session will discuss general Amateur Radio involvement when tropical systems impact coastal areas of the Atlantic as well as cover historic hurricanes of significance and Amateur Radio’s involvement in those situations. Specific presentation topics will include National Hurricane Center (NHC) Director Dr. Rick Knabb, who will present the importance of Amateur Radio surface reports to the hurricane forecasting process, an overview of WX4NHC-The National Hurricane Center Amateur Radio station operations, the Hurricane Watch Net and how Amateur Operators maintain their stations when hurricanes cause damage to Amateur Radio reporting stations and the VoIP Hurricane Net and Best Practices in Amateur Radio SKYWARN operations during tropical system impacts. A topic regarding Amateur Radio hurricane preparedness and response for newly licensed Amateurs will also be given. A presentation and overview of Canadian Hurricane Centre and Amateur Radio Operations along with the meteorological impacts of Hurricane Hermine and Hurricane Matthew during the Atlantic Hurricane Season will be presented along with how tropical systems that become post tropical pose a threat to the northern parts of the US East Coast and Canadian Maritimes. A moderated Q & A session will be completed and other related topics on tropical systems will be presented as time allows.

Day of Week: Wednesday
Time Start: 8:30AM